Opera tickets top and tail the chart of UK ticket prices

SeatChoice.com finds that there are Opera tickets to suit all budgets.

London, UK, June 10, 2011 -- Opera has long held a reputation of being entertainment for the privileged few. However, research by leading theatre tickets comparison website SeatChoice.com has found that whilst Tickets for ‘Tosca’, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, top their ticket price league table with a maximum face value of £219.50, standing tickets for ‘Don Giovanni’ at the Soho Theatre are available for just £10.00 for under 26’s.

Tosca, at the Royal Opera House from the 7th of June to the 17th of July, has tickets available through agents priced from £41.90 in the amphitheatre rising to £219.50 in the stalls. On the Royal Opera House web site there are also tickets up to £918 in the Grand Tier but day tickets and standby tickets can be much cheaper if you're lucky enough to find them.

Don Giovanni’ at the Soho Theatre from the 11th of August to the 17th of September, has tickets priced from £10.00 for under 26’s willing to stand rising to a maximum of £29.50 for a Friday or Saturday evening performance. The Soho Theatre is a small and intimate venue seating a maximum of 160 people on cushioned high rake benches and all seating is unreserved. Performances at The King’s Head, ‘London’s Little Opera House’, are £17.50.

SeatChoice.com founder Robert Iles said: “Opera does have a reputation for being expensive and with some tickets at Covent Garden costing over £900 each it’s easy to see why. However, new opera companies such as OperaUpClose are putting on productions in smaller, more intimate venues and hoping to attract more diverse audiences with very affordable ticket prices. Opera North and the Welsh National Opera also bring high quality productions to the regions at a very reasonable prices. With tickets to productions like Don Giovanni in London now being some of the cheapest available, opera may soon be able to shake off its elitist image.”

SeatChoice.com has recently launched a new and improved website making it easier than ever for customers to find, compare and buy theatre, gig and event tickets across the UK.

Visitors to the site can search for specific productions and gigs if they know exactly what tickets they want or browse types of shows and events before checking ticket availability and pricing. Useful charts showing hot tickets, new tickets, show openings and closings and a minimum/maximum price table all help theatre and gig goers to get tickets for the show they want to see at the very best deal. Using SeatChoice.com to buy theatre, concert and event tickets will save you time and money.


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Notes to editors:

Research carried out on the 20th May 2011 by SeatChoice.com

Covering all genres and the whole of the UK, SeatChoice.com provides links to tickets, meal deals and theatre breaks from a wide range of reputable suppliers. In addition to providing links, SeatChoice.com conducts real-time searches of price and availability for many shows.

Over thirteen million theatre tickets are sold each year in London alone with increasing numbers of people choosing to buy online. However, using search engines often returns overwhelming and confusing results.

SeatChoice.com conducts real-time searches of theatre box offices and over 20 ticket outlets including leading ticket agents such as Encore, Ticketmaster and Keith Prowse as well as specialist theatre break agents and secondary ticket suppliers such as Seatwave, Getmein and Viagogo.

SeatChoice.com displays the ticket face value, the available discount, any applicable booking fees and the total cost of the tickets for each ticket supplier as well as displaying which suppliers don't have tickets for that performance.